The End of the World
Series 1 Episode 2
The Doctor takes Rose on her first voyage through time to witness the death of Planet Earth. The Sun is about to expand and swallow the earth but - amongst the alien races gathering to watch - a murderer is at work. Just who is controlling the mysterious and deadly robot spiders?
Script Extract ROSE (colder)
Your machine gets inside my head? It gets inside and changes my mind and you didn't even ask?

THE DOCTOR (thrown)
I never thought of it like that -

ROSE No, you were too busy thinking up cheap shots about the Deep South!
(livid)
Who are you, then, Doctor, what are you called, what sort of alien are you?

He tries to stay flippant:

THE DOCTOR I'm just the Doctor.
Trivia
  • This episode marks the first appearances of Cassandra (played by Zoë Wanamaker) and the Face of Boe.
  • Head writer Russell T Davies wanted to pull out all the stops for Episode 2 and show the world what the new series was all about. To do this, he takes the audience to the end of the universe and introduces them to a menagerie of aliens and creatures!
Memorable Quotes
  • Rose: They're just so... alien! The aliens are so alien, you look at them, and they're... alien.
    The Doctor: Good thing I didn't take you to the Deep South.
  • Cassandra: Oh, well what do you know?
    Rose: I was born on that planet. And so was my mum, and so was my dad, and that makes me, officially, the last human being in this room. 'Cause you're not human. You've had it all nipped and tucked and flattened 'til there's nothing left. Anything human got chucked in the bin. You're just skin, Cassandra. Lipstick and skin. Nice talking.
  • Cassandra: The planet's end, come gather, come gather! Bid farewell to the cradle of civilisation, let us mourn her with a traditional ballad...
  • The Doctor: My planet's gone. It's dead. It burnt like the earth. It's just rocks and dust. Before its time.
    Rose: What happened?
    The Doctor: There was a War, and we lost.
    Rose: A war with who? What about your people?
    The Doctor: I'm a Time Lord. I'm the last of the Time Lords. They're all gone. I'm the only survivor, I'm left travelling on my own 'cause there's no one else.
    Rose: There's me.
Series 1 Volume 1 DVD DVD
Doctor Who Series 1, Volume 1

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